1 Year Membership
Membership in the French Wine Society provides a unique opportunity for wine professionals, wine aficionados and Francophiles around the world to be a part of with a vibrant community sharing common goals: expanding wine knowledge, digging deeper into the diverse world of French wines and exchanging information with peers.
Membership provides practical and valuable benefits not found elsewhere, including:
Quality Education in Wine!
Wine education is an on-going journey, keep yours in motion! Want to supplement your advanced wine studies? Need to research a topic for a presentation? Looking for inspiration for a food and wine event? Look no further!
Members-Only Webinars, Your Link to World Class Wine Educators
Live webinars offer FWS members the unique opportunity to learn about diverse and current wine topics presented by an exceptional panel of experts.
Our instructors included Lisa Lisa Granik MW, Matthew Stubbs MW, Jay Youmans MW, Roger Bohmrich MW, Stephen Charters MW, Charles Curtis MW, David Glancy MS, Mary Gorman MW, Dewey Markham Jr., Christy Canterbury MW, more...
Every other week, join fellow members from around the globe to learn from and exchange with the many talents who have chosen the FWS to share their expertise.
Webinar Library, Information At Your Fingertips
All our live Member Webinars are video-taped and available to members for on-demand replay, 24/7!
Access a rich library of over 50 lectures. Topics include Climate Change and Wine, Biodynamics, Aromas, Oak, Politics and Wine to Food and Wine Pairing programs with cooking demos and recipes, more...
French Wine Term Pronunciation Exercises
Polish your professional image by learning how to pronounce French wine terms correctly!
Download vintage reports, official press books from French wine regions, maps and more!
Academic Village Forum
Coordinate local member meet-ups. Network with peers. Have a hot topic to discuss? Place it on the forum for open discussion!
Member Discounts & Specials
Members receive a 10% discount on everything available for purchase on the FWS website, including:
- Manuals, On-line Study Programs and Exams for all FWS programs:
- French Wine Scholar Program
- Bordeaux Master-Level Program
- Bourgogne Master-Level Program
- Rhône Master-Level Program
- Sud de France Master-Level Program
- Provence Master-Level Program
- Membership Renewal
- FWS Events and classes
Once logged in, active members see prices already including the 10% member discount. Note: Immersion Study Trips do not qualify for the 10% member discount.
Members receive advanced notice and first shot at FWS Immersion Study Trips in France. FWS Immersion Study Trips in France are unique and in high demand. FWS members receive advanced notice of upcoming trips and an opportunity to secure a seat before non-members.
Receive discounts on wine events, wine books, etc...
Note: Membership dues or contributions to the French Wine Society are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes
Results from our 2012 Membership Poll
- 98.8% find their FWS membership of value to extremely valuable
- 96.5% find the quality of webinar speakers good to excellent
- 100% find the topics of good to excellent interest
- 86% find the recorded webinars very to extremely valuable.
- 93% are likely or very likely to renew membership
- 95.5% are likely to recommend FWS membership to others
Group Membership Plans
If you are interested in French wine and the variety, quality and history it has to offer, there is simply no other organization bringing together this amount of resources and expertise. And best of all, it seems they are always coming up with new educational opportunities and programs, and leveraging modern technology to bring value to their members.
The value of the continuing education programs available at French Wine Society are incalculable and such an asset for wine professionals and lay people on all levels, whether you just need touch up on your knowledge or in-depth training. The monthly seminars are easily accessible and convenient no matter what challenging schedule your life demands.
After spending most of my career in the wine and spirits business, I thought I knew a lot about French wines. That was until I joined the French Wine Society and began “peeling back the layers” of what French wine is all about...the history, the terroir, the people and of course, the incredible wines. The FWS offers extensive, professional programming that will not only increase your knowledge but will offer you an opportunity to participate in tastings, travel and interaction with other wine lovers. The knowledge I gained through the travel and study offered by the FWS has given me the tools I need to be a more effective educator. I also have had the opportunity to meet some of the most influential, knowledgeable people in the wine business.
Laura Conway, FWS
I have been enjoying French Wine Society for over the past year beginning with the Scholar program and now through the webinars and Master-level Rhone program. The webinars have been really great as the content has been both varied and in-depth - i.e. wines of the Jura, wine marketing, olive oil etc. The Q&A at the end is always interesting too. I especially appreciate the flexibility of having the content available for review on my own schedule. The study booklets are helpful references as well allowing me to reread passages or refresh my memory of a topic. rnrnThanks for keeping my interest peaked. It's been an ongoing pleasure!
Matt L Kirkland
The french wine society and its educational programs offer a fabulous opportunity to explore France- its wine, its food, and its culture. We attended the French Wine Society July 2010 meeting, participated in the french wine scholar course in Washington, DC in the fall of 2010 (still have to take the test), and have viewed every webinar. If one has a passion for french wines and France, or if one just wants to gain knowledge, this is a spectacular program which is well taught and well managed.